Chandausi Junction: A 20th Century Biopic For The 21st Century Kids
"Chandausi Junction”, a book written by Shankar Sahay and Preeti Sahay is is a collection of short-stories set in the small and big cities of Uttar Pradesh like Lucknow, Sitapur, Allahabad, Varanasi, Meerut, Kanpur, Bareilly, Dehradun and last but not the least CHANDAUSI. It's a bioscope of 20th Century India for the 21st Century kids and a nostalgic walk, for their parents & grandparents.
Although this book has been named after the city of Chandausi, it contains stories from various places like Rishikesh, Agra, Champaran, Tilhar, Sambhal and many others. These are the short stories of a bygone era-a period when India had either not gained independence or had been independent for not more than 35 years.
These are the tales of journeys-taken up from the early 20th century to the end of a millennium, from Shahjahanpur to Delhi, from Bijnor to Hyderabad, from Hathras to Sweden & Norway, from Lakshmi Talkies, Allahabad to Night Watchman, Bangalore, from Panki to USA, from Dehradun to Canada, from Chandausi to Australia and many others.
We are sure in all these stories, you will be able to find at least one character, which reminds you of your own self-of what you are, were or always wanted to be. From next week, every Sunday, we will carry a small snippet from a story of this book to whet your reading appetite.
(The book is available at Universal Booksellers, Lucknow)